The UWI STA Geography Department is a leader in the field of Geographical Education, providing undergraduate and post graduate programmes of the highest quality in the region. These programmes emphasize the provision of knowledge, while providing valuable hands- on experience to our valued students.
Our programmes have been developed in keeping with the standards set for the teaching of Geography by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (UK), particularly with respect to benchmarking learning outcomes, level of knowledge and understanding, student skills, and methods of assessment
Relevant General Regulations of the UWI Board of Undergraduate Studies apply. Currently students are admitted to the Geography major programme on requirement of two x two unit subjects at CAPE, or 'A' Level equivalent, including Geography or Environmental Science with a minimum standard of grade 4 or above in both units. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted as stated in Faculty Regulations.
Admission to the BSc Geography degree is based on student performance in the common level 1, requiring a cumulative average GPA of 2.8 across the first year Geography courses. Students are advised and encouraged to apply for transfer to the BSc Geography programme at the end of the first year. Student profiles are assessed by a staff committee and students advised on transfer before the commencement of their second year. Transfer to the BSc Geography degree is not compulsory for students who wish to remain on the major programme.
Applications for geography are made through Undergraduate Admissions. Please visit their website for further information on the application procedure.